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Mamnoon Hussain signs bill extending Supreme Court, PHC jurisdiction to FATA

President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday signed a bill extending the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and Peshawar High Court to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) into law at the Presidency.
On Friday, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani had forwarded the bill extending the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and Peshawar High Court to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to President Mamnoon Hussain for approval.
The Senate had unanimously passed a bill extending the jurisdiction of the SC and PHC to FATA.
The Supreme Court and High Court (Extension Jurisdiction to Federally Administered Tribal Areas) Bill, 2018, was moved by Law Minister Mahmood Bashir Virk.
The FATA reforms, which include its merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as the extension of court jurisdiction, are a part of one of the points listed in the National Action Plan (NAP) countering terrorism in the country.